Book shelves and books

Book browsing heaven

With a welcoming café

In the heart of the Peak

TripAdvisor award winner

Opening times

Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Find us

High Peak Bookstore and Café
Ashbourne Road, Buxton SK17 9PY

Cafe and cake available

The Shop

95% of books less than half price

An extensive and eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles

Dedicated children's room

Traditional and contemporary greeting cards

Large, free car park

Dogs welcome throughout the bookstore

Great selection of blues, jazz, classical, folk and big band CDs

Extensive range of local area interest books

Bird feeders and food for your feathered friends

Disabled accessibility with a wheelchair accessible toilet

A woman reading a book

The Café

High Peak Bookstore Café is a great place to relax. We serve local freshly-ground coffee and an excellent range of loose leaf teas, as well as breakfast items, lunches, light bites, cakes and snacks.

Serving paninis, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, soups, Homity pie and salad, the emphasis here is very much on 'home-made', including our own pesto, dressings, and soups.

As well as hot drinks we sell refreshing soft drinks, with a twist on the traditional, such as old-fashioned cola, lemonade, retro milkshakes and juice.

The café offers seating both indoors and outdoors in our covered outdoor area.

Final orders from the kitchen are at 16:30 daily.

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0129 871017

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